Thursday, February 11, 2016

One liners ...

Res Ipsa Loquitur


If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
~Jay Leno~
The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
~Henry Cate, VII~
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
~Will Rogers~
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
~Nikita Khrushchev~
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
~Clarence Darrow~
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
~John Quinton~
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
~Author unknown~
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
~Oscar Ameringer~
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
~Adlai Stevenson, 1952~
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
~ Tex Guinan~
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle~
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
~Doug Larson~
There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on Congressmen. 
~Will Rogers

.... and COUNTING
cuzzin Ricky


Regnad Kcin said...

Our Constitution protects aliens, drunks, and U.S. Senators....W. Rogers.

Anonymous said...

Insert every H.L. Mencken quote here. Here's ten to get you started. -Anymouse

1. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

2. Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods.

3. Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

4. Democracy, too, is a religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.

5. Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

6. Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

7. Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.

8. If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.

9. As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

10. All government, of course, is against liberty.

Regnad Kcin said...

Here's more from H.L.M. - "As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents more and more closely the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a down-right moron."
" A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar."
" The most dangerous man to any government is the man who's able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the govt. he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable."

R.K. said...

Oops, repeated #9 from anonymous. Too lazy to read entire post. Mea culpa...

Anonymous said...

Some quotes from the other side.

The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. —Joseph Stalin

We stand today at a crossroads: One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other leads to total extinction. Let us hope we have the wisdom to make the right choice. —Woody Allen

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them. —Karl Marx

A bit grim, sorry.

Anonymous said...

"The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire." Robert A Heinlein

And so many more from RAH

Rip Tide said...

" There is no greater victory but to fall from this world a free man. " - Spartacus -

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